Visit us at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC

The SfN 2017 meeting is the culmination of an exciting year of new technological achievements at MBF Bioscience. Our new version 2017 of Neurolucida, Stereo Investigator, and Neurolucida 360 features a totally re-designed interface and has been an overwhelming success with our customers. We’ve also expanded the stereology family with Stereo Investigator Cleared Tissue edition and Stereo Investigator Whole Slide Imaging edition. And we have received wide enthusiasm for our new optogenetics stand for WormLab, our worm tracking software.

Come see our innovative new system that includes a high-speed, 4-channel laser confocal scanner for fast confocal whole slide imaging in both 2D and 3D. It is creating a new paradigm for big data image acquisition and analysis. You simply will not believe the slide scanning speed we will be demonstrating for confocal imaging.

Curious about new technologies for microvasculature analysis? Come and discover Vesselucida.

Tired of using a printed brain atlas and wish there was an easier way to identify the brain anatomy on your sections? Imagine technology that can automatically identify the anatomical region on your sections by just clicking on it! Come see our new automatic brain mapping technology that matches serial sections of mouse brain to the Allen Brain Atlas.

Visit us at booth #1637 to see the latest advancements in quantitative neuroscience research and learn how our “End-To-End” solutions for Image Acquisition – Image Management – Image Analyses will revolutionize the way you make your next discovery.

If you’ve visited our booth at SfN before, you know how busy we can be.  If you’d like to schedule an appointment to reserve the time to meet with us that works best for you, just use this online form.  Or just stop by to see us for a personalized demonstration of any of our software or imaging systems.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Visit us at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego


SfN 2013 is the culmination of an exciting year at MBF. We have been busy developing new tools that will help researchers gather data quicker and easier, and we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the computer microscope invented by MBF founder Dr. Edmund Glaser and his colleague Dr. Hendrick Van der Loos. Visit us at booth #2735 to see the latest advancements in neuron tracing, brain mapping, stereology, and big image data management.

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MBF Bioscience attends the International Conference of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA)

Dr. Jose talks with a customer at the MBF Bioscience booth

Dr. Jose talks with a customer at the MBF Bioscience booth

The 11th International Conference of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) was held in Rabat, Morocco from June 7-12, 2013. Neuroscientists from Africa and around the world gathered to discuss the latest advances in Neuroscience. The program filled with lectures, symposia, posters, and oral sessions was sponsored by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Neuroscientists gather at the SONA conference held in Rabat, Morroco

Neuroscientists gather at the SONA conference held in Rabat, Morroco

Dr. Jose Maldonado, Head of Operations for MBF Bioscience Latin America and Africa, attended the conference. “This year’s SONA meeting in Morocco was a great opportunity to introduce MBF Bioscience Inc. to the neuroscience community in Africa. Quantification of anatomical regions, as well as cell populations, was a common theme among the posters. It was a dynamic meeting and I look forward to attending again in the future,” said Dr. Maldonado. Attendees who stopped by the MBF Bioscience booth were particularly interested in Stereo investigator, MBF’s system for stereology that gives accurate, unbiased estimates of the number, length, area, and volume of cells or biological structures in tissue specimens.

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference and visited us at our booth.

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Neuroscience 2012 Was a Great Success. Thanks to Everyone Who Stopped By Our Booth!

We put on our 3D glasses and saw neurons like never before. We unveiled AutoSynapse and made synapse analysis easier than ever. And we showed off the newly enhanced versions of all our products from Stereo Investigator to WormLab. Our booth at Neuroscience 2012 was a hive of activity all week! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to try out our software or simply say “hello.” It was so nice catching up with so many of our customers, and meeting so many new people in New Orleans. See you next year in San Diego!

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We’re off to New Orleans for Neuroscience 2012

Fall is an exciting time for us at MBF Bioscience. Not only is it the season for beautiful fall foliage here in Vermont, it’s the season for the Society for Neuroscience‘s annual meeting. One of the most important events for neuroscientists around the world, the meeting is a highlight of our yearly agenda, and we’re thrilled to showcase the latest MBF Bioscience software and product features in New Orleans.

This year, in addition to a dynamic series of new features and enhancements, we’re excited to debut AutoSynapse, our new software for automated synapse detection. Our programmers worked closely with several customers to create the new software, and we’re eager to show everyone its amazing detection and analysis features. Our research poster “Automated detection and analysis of putative synapses,” (710.13/FFF27) offers an excellent demonstration on an application of AutoSynapse in a scientific study. Staff Scientist Dr. Julie Simpson presents the poster Tuesday, October 16, at 1 pm.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you at Booth #1741 for personalized demonstrations of all of our new products including Neurolucida 11, Stereo Investigator 11, WormLab 2 (which includes a version for Mac users), Biolucida Cloud 2.0 (with new 3D visualization capabilities and annotations), Microlucida 2.5, AutoNeuron 5.5, and AutoSpine 1.5.

Neuroscience 2012 takes place October 13 – 17. You can access the full program on the Society for Neuroscience‘s website.

See you in New Orleans!

Announcing AutoSynapse: Our New Software For Synapse Analysis Debuts at Neuroscience 2012

We’re about to launch a new tool that will help scientists studying the brain perform their research faster. The new software, called AutoSynapse automatically detects and analyzes pre-synaptic markers such as synaptophysin and post-synaptic markers such as PSD95, then uses nearby dendrites traced with AutoNeuron or Neurolucida to analyze which of those synaptic markers are associated with particular dendrites.

Up until now, this method for analyzing synapses could only be done manually with Neurolucida, but AutoSynapse provides a new type of automated analysis that is not available with any other software.

“AutoSynapse solves a unique and important analysis need of many neuroscientists,” says MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser. “it automatically detects and quantifies the number of putative synapses on specific dendrites. We developed this tool in conjunction with several of our users. We are especially grateful to Dr. Francisco Alvarez and Travis Rotterman at Emory University.”

This work was supported  by a SBIR grant awarded from the NIMH. NIH Grant MH072063.

Visit our booth at Neuroscience 2012, October 13 – 17, in New Orleans to see AutoSynapse in action. And visit our research poster presentation 710.13/FFF27, Automated detection and analysis of putative synapses, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Neuroscience 2011: Thank You for an Excellent Meeting

Whether it was new software for tracing neurons and counting spines, an iPad app for doing stereology, a tool for sharing microscope images, or an innovative new microdisplay component, our booth at Neuroscience 2011 was busy showing a multitude of technological advancements for scientific research.

“We had lots of good responses to everything we showed,” said MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser, who along with our team of staff scientists and software developers welcomed hundreds of existing and potential customers to our booth for customized product demonstrations.

Four full computer microscopy systems were set up allowing visitors to try out our new products first hand. Some traced brightfield Golgi specimens with AutoNeuron®, while others quantified dendritic spines with AutoSpine™, or tracked C. elegans with WormLab™.

One of the highlights we unveiled at this year’s meeting was the OLED Lucivid™. The new component, which attaches to a microscope’s camera port, superimposes a computer’s display onto the microscope’s optical field of view so a Neurolucida® and Stereo Investigator® user can do their work as they look through the microscope eyepieces.

“The OLED Lucivid generated a lot of excitement,” Glaser said, “particularly among existing Lucivid users who are using the old CRT based version. The new one is brighter, more linear, and more importantly, now available. Some people were so happy they went looking for their colleagues who were also Lucivid users to bring them by to see it.”

We were also pleased to present a Zeiss LSM confocal microscope as well as a complete system with the Zeiss ApoTome®, a structured illumination device integrated with Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator, used for acquiring high-resolution optical sections. “It was nice to see real, multichannel images being acquired on the ApoTome system,” said MBF Bioscience Vice President Paul Angstman.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at Neuroscience 2011. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s meeting in New Orleans! And if you weren’t able to make it to Washington DC this year, be sure to go to our website where you’ll find all the information about our latest products.

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Neuroscience 2011: Visit Us at Booth 1437

Once again, our team did a phenomenal job setting up our booth at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. We’ve got five full computer microscopy systems running the latest releases of Neurolucida®, Stereo Investigator®, and Densita®, as well as several new products including AutoSpine™ for automatically detecting and quantifying dendritic spines, WormLab™ for tracking and analyzing C. elegans, and Biolucida® Cloud for organizing, accessing, and sharing microscopy images.

This year we’re presenting three posters. On Tuesday, November 15, Dr. Susan Hendricks presents “A system for automated acquisition and analysis of freely moving C. elegans” at 9 a.m., Dr. Julie Simpson presents “You can do real neuroscience on the iPad: An app for stereological cell counting” also at 9 a.m., and Dr. Daniel Peruzzi presents “Automated cell detection in virtual slides of whole brain sections using a multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian filter” at 10 a.m.

Come visit us at booth 1437, at the intersection of the main aisle and the poster aisle for customized demonstrations of all of our products, ask us any questions, or simply stop by to say “hello.” One of our favorite things about the SfN annual meeting is seeing so many of our customers in person.

See You Sunday in Washington DC!

Our bags are packed and our systems ready for calibration. From AutoSpine™ to WormLab™, and even an iPad app, we’ve got a range of new products to showcase at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The event takes place November 13—16 in Washington DC, and if you’re going, we’d love to see you. We’ll be at booth 1437 at the intersection of the main aisle and the posters aisle. And we’ll have plenty of MBF Bioscience employees on hand, from staff scientists to software programmers, offering customized demonstrations of all our new products as well as our flagship software, Neurolucida and Stereo Investigator.

Get more information about our new products, the three posters we’re presenting, and find out how you can make an appointment for a private session with one of our staff experts.

Q&A: MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser on Neuroscience 2011

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting takes place November 13 – 16 in Washington D.C. In anticipation of the event, MBF Bioscience President Jack Glaser spoke to us about the exciting new products the company will unveil at this year’s meeting.

The Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting is quickly approaching. Are you looking forward to it? Yes! The Society for Neuroscience meeting is always quite exciting. Each year we introduce new products and new features, and it is very gratifying to present them to the researchers who stop by our booth. It is also very exciting to meet so many of our customers there each year and hear about their labs expanding, their research being fruitful, and their general successes.

What new products and/or enhancements will the company be presenting at this year’s conference? We have several new products we will be demonstrating this year. AutoSpine™ automatically detects and quantifies dendritic spines. And WormLab™ lets researchers perform tracking and behavioral analysis of C. elegans. Biolucida® Cloud will revolutionize the way researchers work with microscopy images, including 2D and 3D virtual slides. We will be showing some new hardware, our new solid-state Lucivid™ monitor. Finally, we will be showing our new Zen integration module for Zeiss LSM confocal microscopes. Of course, we will also have new releases of our flagship Neurolucida®, Densita®, and Stereo Investigator® software.

What will visitors be able to do at the MBF Bioscience booth? We’ll have five full computer microscopy systems running our software, which visitors will be able to try out. The systems include a Zeiss LSM, a Zeiss ApoTome, and brightfield systems from Nikon, Leica, and Olympus. Visitors will also be able to speak with our product specialists and staff scientists, who can help answer research questions. Of course, our customers can just stop by to say a quick hello!

Will MBF be presenting posters at the conference? Yes, we will be presenting three research posters this year. [details can be found at this link]

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting takes place November 13 – 16 in Washington D.C. MBF Bioscience will be at booth #1437. Get more information on our website.